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Computer Science hosts a MySQL server (mariadb-5.5.56-2) at the DNS address Accounts for this server are created by request via We chose to migrate to MariaDB over Oracle MySQL for a number of reasons, most notably because new versions of MySQL dropped support certain legacy features that would have forced us to drop and/or recreate almost half of our user accounts. MariaDB comes with a guarantee that it will stay open source whereas the future of MySQL is left up Oracle.

TCP/IP Port 3306

Currently the MySQL server is hosted on the same physical server as the web server. This means that both and, however we ask that you only use to connect so that if this ever changes in the future you won't have issues.

For new MySQL accounts, you should receive an email at the time of creation including your username and password. Your username will be the same username you use for CS systems and NetBadge. Your user will come with one database created. This database will have the same name as your username.

You will also have the ability to create additional databases with the naming format username_*. For example, the user abc6de would be able to create the following valid databases:


All of our Linux servers and desktops should have the mysql command available.


Our module for PHP was built with database support and drivers for MySQL.

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